Michael Russo

Reporter | Wild, NHL
Michael Russo has covered the NHL since 1995 and the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005.

Recent content from Michael Russo

Wild owner Leipold likes the nerve of GM Fletcher

Chuck Fletcher’s bold dealings have struck the right chord with Wild fans and management.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Wild has no need to chase players

The GM is deciding which free agents to re-sign but a stable full of young talent gives the team stability.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 09:52 AM

Gaborik's journey lands in Stanley Cup Final

Ex-Wild star Marian Gaborik took a bumpy route but is thriving in L.A. with the Kings as the Stanley Cup Finals begin Wednesday.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Wild coach Yeo agrees to multiyear contract extension

Wild forward Zach Parise called the coach’s contract extension “very well-deserved.”

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Yeo close to a multiyear contract extension with Wild

Mike Yeo, the NHL’s youngest coach, is 104-82-26 (. 552) in the regular season and coached the Wild past the first round for only the second time in franchise history this spring.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Wild GM Fletcher looking ahead

Re-signing coach Mike Yeo, solving the goalie issue and figuring out free agency are the Wild GM’s priorities.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Wild's Coyle downplays injuries

Charlie Coyle separated one shoulder in Game 4 against Colorado, the other on the first shift in Game 3 against Chicago. The Wild second-year power forward missed no playoff games because of the injuries.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 01:18 AM

Mike Yeo 'still a bit bitter' about Wild's loss

The end of the season came much too soon for Wild coach Mike Yeo.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Wild faces complicated offseason issues after playoff exit

This looked like a Wild team ready to leave part of its past behind. Preparations for next season begin soon.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 09:56 AM

Wild notes: Coyle had two separated shoulders

It was apparent especially in Games 5 and 6 against Chicago that Charlie Coyle was uncomfortable and having trouble catching passes, stickhandling and shooting.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 12:43 AM

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